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  • Trump tariffs on aluminium

    The US is putting a 10% tariff on imported aluminium in order to help boost local production. The result of this will likely be an increase in the cost of archery gear coming from the US. Consider the following
    Bows are mostly aluminium.
    Easton arrows
    Parts from stabilizers
    stabiliser mounts
    stabiliser weights (25% on steel)
    release aids (although hopefully the brass ones unaffected)

    Should be interesting to see the effect, might be worth buying that new bow now.
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    I think you mean "aluminum"?

    plus the effect of not sending as many dollars out of the country (i.e. needing to buy foreign currency) to buy imported aluminium, so the USD dollar will be stronger internationally (and against Trump's policies of weakening their dollar to make their exports more attractive, too) and our foreign exchange rate against the dollar will fall to some degree as a result.

    some reading suggests that the US imports about 90% of their aluminium, so works on 10% of 9% times whatever input component of the goods you are looking at buying being the result.

    then minus any drop in pricing that the international sellers introduce due to the reduced demand while their production facilities are already in place.

    no wonder economics is a field of study where none of the participants can ever agree, too many factors and estimates.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Marcus View Post
      The US is putting a 10% tariff on imported aluminium in order to help boost local production. The result of this will likely be an increase in the cost of archery gear coming from the US. Consider the following
      Bows are mostly aluminium.
      Easton arrows
      Parts from stabilizers
      stabiliser mounts
      stabiliser weights (25% on steel)
      release aids (although hopefully the brass ones unaffected)

      Should be interesting to see the effect, might be worth buying that new bow now.
      Or just keep what you have.

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